The Economist ranking 2011-12 for Full-time MBA Program has been released (See 2012-13 Economist Full-time MBA Ranking)The Four Business School ranking evaluation factors include: new career opportunities (35%); personal development/educational experience (35%); increasing salary (20%); and the potential to network (10%).
Tuck School of Business has topped the charts, beating the likes of IMD, Chicago Booth, Harvard, Darden and Columbia Business School. The ranking saw the dramatic rise of Darden School of Business from 11th to 4th rank. It also saw the fall of Wharton MBA program from 8th to 15th. Harvard and Stanford has fallen by one rank to 5th and 8th respectively. IMD MBA program is one of the few MBA programs in Europe that saw steady rise in ranking. IMD improved its ranking from 6th to 3rd position. Columbia MBA program has also improved its ranking from 12th to 7th.
The Economist MBA ranking is among the few Business School ranking releases that compares One-year Full-time MBA programs with Two-Year Full-time MBA programs. Some people consider 'The Economist' MBA ranking as a testimonial of truly resilient Business Schools; schools that have done an excellent job in finding the right jobs for their MBA candidates.
The Economist Full-time MBA Program Ranking 2011-12
1. Tuck School of Business (2)
2. Chicago Booth (1)
3. IMD (6)
4. Darden Schoool of Business (11)
5. Harvard Business School (4)
6. Haas School of Business (3)
7. Columbia (12)
8. Stanford (7)
9. Schulich School of Business (10)